Social Networking Sites and the Surveillance Society (Study Review)

I recently posted a review on a study about surveillance on the New Media Blog, you can read an excerpt here or read it in full version there 

Christian Fuchs was born in Austria in 1976 and is currently an associate professor at the University of Salzburg.

He is mainly interested in Media and in Information society research and he’s the author of many scholar papers and of the book “Internet and Society: Social theory in the information age“.fuchs

On this study, “Social Networking Sites and the Surveillance Society. A Critical Case Study of the Usage of studiVZ, Facebook, and MySpace by Students in Salzburg in the Context of Electronic Surveillance“, Fuchs evaluates both on a quantitive and qualitative level a research done to see how students in Salzburg use Integrated Social Networking Sites (ISNS) in the context of the political and economic surveillance, focusing his study on three specific sites: StudiVZ, Facebook and MySpace.

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